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"He belongs to the type of a performer who blossoms on stage and is capable to fascinate the audiences with his youthful temperament, his energy, poetry and virtuosity. - Boris Bloch

"…a very talented young pianist with great potential as a concert performer. - Dmitri Alexeev

Based in UK pianist Aleksei Demchenko was born in Kazakhstan and began his piano studies at the age of 6. He made his concert debut with Kaliningrad Symphony Orchestra playing Brahms' 1st piano concerto, and he has successfully played many concerts all over UK and Europe, and participated in festivals such as First Medtner's Festival, Stravinsky's Festival in London and Harrogate International Festival. He has featured in many international competitions in Europe and Russia not just as a soloist, but as a respected and perceptive accompanist.

International engagements have included several appearances at festivals in Germany, Russia, Spain, Denmark, and England. His concerto performances include Brahms, Beethoven, Chopin, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov.

Aleksei studied with Vladimir Slobodyan, Irina Osipova and Dmitri Alexeev.

He graduated from Moscow State Conservatory (Bachelor Degree, 2013) and from Royal College of Music (Artist Diploma, 2018).

Competition prizes include:
1st Bluthner Piano Competition in Kaliningrad, Russia - III prize
"Gradus ad Parnassum" in Kaunas, Lithuania - I Prize
Competition For Singers and Accompanists of Rustem Yakhin in Kazan, Russia - III prize
"Piano Voce" Competition in Moscow, Russia - I prize
"Citta di Moncalieri" in Moncalieri, Italy - I prize
1st International Competition in Malta - special prize "For best Interpretation of Maltian Composer"
1st International Piano Competition 'Kiev', Ukraine - II prize

Other awards:
In 2005 Aleksei has been acknowledged as a very talented and upcoming musician and has been honored by grant for his outstanding achievements in music by the local government of Kaliningrad.
2012 he became a Scholarship Holder of LSR Group companies.
2016 he became an RCM Award Holder supported by a Lady Ruth Fermoy Award. 2017 he received a scholarship from Future of Russia Foundation in London.

Aleksei Demchenko

Contact: info@buscotconcerts.co.uk